We give back to nature & the community as part of our Environmental Pledge

Each year since 2018, the team at Hatt Adventures has hosted a River Clean Up event in one of the Sussex and Kent rivers which we regularly visit as part of our courses and day trips.

While we're extremely cautious to leave no trace during our excursions, unfortunately, the UK's waterways have long been subjected to littering and fly-tipping. Any waste that doesn't stay in the river is eventually destined for one place only - the open seas and oceans.

To counter this situation in our local community, we're active participants of the Surfers Against Sewage Million Mile Clean Up initiative. During our non-profit events, members of our team and a group of volunteers spend a day on kayaks removing litter from a river, before disposing of it responsibly.


This year we'll be celebrating the move to our new training centre and shop in Brighton Marina. In early December we're inviting you to join us for a walk along the beach, litter picker in hand as we search the beach at low tide from Brighton Marina towards Rottingdean and back. During the winter months the storms often leave huge amounts of litter high up on the beaches.


Places are FREE, however we are asking everyone to register with us so we know what numbers to cater for. Please select the date in the drop down, complete your details and select pay by BACs (£0.00).

Previous Clean Ups

  • In 2021, we explored the urban section of the River Medway near Tonbridge Castle, and pulled vast amounts of waste from the river including, TVs, radiators, glass, footballs and so much more.
  • In 2020, we scaled the banks of the middle section of the River Ouse, after recent floodwater collecting 17kgs.. (Doors, Pencil cases, Mops)
  • In 2019, we turned our eye to the River Arun near Pulborough.
  • In 2018, we lifted 30kg of litter from the River Ouse (upper section).

Group Size



Minimum age: 10 Recommended Minimum Age: 14yrs Please note that any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian. We also advise that younger children may not have the stamina to complete the whole journey. Max weight: 18 stone (115kg).


Brighton Marina, Sussex


Equipment supplied

We will provide kayaks, please let us know if you prefer to bring your own.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.


A hot snack and drink at the end of the Clean Up